Royal Cambodia Phnom Penh Golf Club’s greens are average in size but are built in a variety of shapes. It is a level course among rice fields and palm trees with plenty of sand and water hazards. This club is considered the politically correct venue of choice for leading politicians and economists as they gather among themselves for golf or to entertain visiting diplomats and captains of commerce. It is just five miles from Phnom Penh, making it the closest Cambodian golf course to the capital city.
When the course was built in 1999 a commitment was made to protect the environment by preserving as much of the original landscape and indigenous sugar palm trees as possible. Complementing the preservation efforts, they improved the surroundings by introducing trees and flowers and added a number of ponds to enhance the migratory habitat for waterfowl and other migratory critters. Chemicals and pesticides are used very sparingly, demonstrating an ecological awareness that is not always found in SE Asian golf courses.
The greens here roll fast and are uniquely shaped and bunkered. The 100 sand traps all look like they belong where they are, whether in a fairway landing area or guarding a green. Four tee boxes on each hole allow players to play the course according to their own abilities; or not, if they choose the wrong tees and bite off more than they can chew. It is 7075 yards from the tips and in the warm humidity that is a lot of golf course. Water comes into or nearly into play on a dozen occasions and the rough changes width in places to add to the difficulty of missing the fairways and greens.
The driving range next to the club house provides a great opportunity to warm up before your round and to work on those swing changes afterward. With the strata of clientele that call this club home, you can be sure that the traditional Cambodian styling and open expanses of the impressive clubhouse reflect the five-star expectations of all who frequent the property. What is not so obvious but is equally impressive is the fact that this club is very environmentally proactive by recycling and conserving fuels and electricity, with solar energy powered bathroom hot water systems to honor the earth for the sake of humanity. This is purported to be the home club of the Prime Minister.
Royal Cambodia Phnom Penh Golf Club Pictures
|Holes :||18||Par :||72|
|7079 Yards||Designer :||V Golf Design|
|Established :||1999||Location :||Siem Reap|
|Max. golfers per group :||Weekday: 4||Open :||Everyday|
|Weekend: 4||Cart :||Weekday : $ 20. -|
|Golf Set :||$ 10. -||Weekend : $ 20. -|
|Umbrella :||$ 4.-||Shoes :||$ 7. -|
|Driving Range :||N/A|
Royal Cambodia Phnom Penh Golf Club Map
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